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Optimising for the future

Building a culture around this kind of thinking will greatly help improve engineering: Optimise whatever you are building for the new engineer.   What can I do to help a new engineer who joins...

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Why scaling agile is so difficult

A great article on how scaling Agile can be difficult, a few thoughts: - Companies want to be agile but discount the amount of effort and time this can take - Agile doesn’t work if you don’t get the...

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Handling Unplanned Work

A fantastic article showing Agile in practice. Here are a few things that stood out to us:   - "Things don’t always proceed as planned. People discover a piece of work isn’t as simple as they’d...

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“Urgency Bias” Undermines Efficiency

We often work with teams that have trouble triaging requests that come in: - Is it urgent and we have to down tools? - Can we schedule it into this sprint? - Can we plan for it in our next sprint? -...

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Building Relationships

In all of the distributed teams that we have worked with we underline the importance of Face-to-Face over Video over Voice over Instant Messaging over Email. It not only helps improve communication...

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Are you promoting the right person?

I can't stress this enough: "Just because a person excels as a contributor does not mean they are suited to lead a team, or even manage a direct report." I've lost count of the number of teams I...

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10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman

I have been reading Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and he references a fascinating article written by Ben Casnocha titled "10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman", well worth a read. You can check it our for...

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Peer reviews

"Asking your colleagues to point out errors in your work is a learned — not instinctive — behavior" - this article has lots of good information for developers, managers, leaders on the importance of...

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Avoiding uncomfortable feedback

"I could have helped team members improve faster, fired people with the wrong fit earlier, had so many more productive meetings. I could have created a more open company culture." Looking back over...

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